Twelve primary and intermediate schools on and near Wellington’s Miramar Peninsula are participating in the Predator Free Wellington School Programme, an innovative long-term environmental education programme which offers students the opportunity to become conservation leaders in their school and community.
The programme was launched with a pilot starting in February 2018 and has expanded into a much larger programme run through 2019 and 2020.
Students from participating schools will be engaged in taking environmental action in many ways. For some students this will be the hands-on conservation work through monitoring wildlife and trapping introduced mammals, or planting natives and building lizard gardens. For some it will be through advocacy in the shape of a monthly newsletter produced by the schools/students. And for others this will be through preparing art and other works for exhibitions that will be held at a Miramar peninsula venue, as well as at ZEALANDIA.
Watch this space!